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Whats The Difference Between Air Jordan 30 and Air Jordan 29?

Since Jordan Brand’s first unveil in Chicago last January, there have been many discussions surrounding the shoe’s design process to Air Jordan XX9 midsole similarities, but whatever your thoughts are, this shoe marks the latest addition to MJ’s historic sneaker line.

AIR JORDAN has gone through its 30th anniversary, and many of its products have become classics of different times. The design teams of Tinker Hatfield and JORDAN BRAND are dedicated to creating the most unique pair of AIR JORDAN with innovative technology and top-level configuration, aiming to bring the highest performance basketball shoes to the JORDAN family. After more than a year of waiting, the endless AIR JORDAN 30  finally released .

What do you think of Jordan Brand’s 30th signature model? And how about the difference  performance between  Air Jordan 30 and 29 ?

The low counterpart to Jordan Brand’s first woven silhouette has turned some heads thanks to the performance aspects blending in rather nicely with a lifestyle-grade leather heel that boldly features ’23’ branding.

Air Jordan 30 re-use to same midsole from the Air Jordan XX9 has been the biggest point of discussion for this significant release, but the brand states that the choice was deliberate given the athlete’s comments regarding the high performance of that sole.

For the material :

The Air Jordan 29 used the performance Woven. Designers are determined to find something material like  fabric technology  when they see the “airbag” of a car moving, and the upper texture of the 29th model  has a similar knitting degree of “tie” fineness. Designer Tinker Hatfield  he describe the potential of this technology with high-quality and fitness material .

Just know that the upper feels great and it actually is supportive. One thing to note is that you’ll receive a better fit and experience the more you wear them.

Then the Air Jordan 30 , the Air Jordan 30 debuts an “exclusive mix of woven, knit and printed materials.” The woven upper provides a much stronger feeling as it’s more tightly knit. Additionally, the knit at the ankle and the interior is stated as offering “softness and breath-ability.



The concept of releasing ZOOM AIR  has been the core  JORDAN BRAND since its application on AIR JORDAN XX8 – the FLIGHTPLATE system. The design mainly sets ZOOM AIR closer to the outsole and transmits the responsiveness of the cushioning board to improve the movement and cushioning performance. After two years of used, the performance has been recognized, and the FLIGHTPLATE system on AIR JORDAN XX9 has been hailed by designer Tinker Hatfield as the best cushioning system of AIR JORDAN.
AIR JORDAN XXX follows the similar configuration of AIR JORDAN XX9. The core ZOOM AIR of the whole system is also configured on the forefoot. It is surrounded by the PHYLON material as the midsole bracket and is newly named FLIGHTSPEED system.
At first, wearing AIR JORDAN XXX, the ZOOM AIR resilience of the forefoot more like the AIR JORDAN XX9.



AIR JORDAN XXX’s biggest focus is on the heel, a mark made of Roman numerals XXX, the theme of the 30th anniversary and the pattern that represents the Nets are very distinctive, but at the same time the entire heel is also put a lot . First pay attention to the collar, the asymmetrical design inside and outside to create the required flexibility.The collar need more higher, but also adds a thick layer of insulation to the inner layer of the collar, surrounded by knitted cotton material when putting on and tightening the last set of laces, you will feel that the ankles are covered by thick cotton collars, and the material is soft, so the flexibility of the ankles is quite high, and it feels like socks. The same, soft and comfortable , flexible than the AIR JORDAN XX9

AIR JORDAN XXX’s heel inner boot also features a thick cotton protective layer to fill the gaps in Achilles’s crepe and a TPU stable design inside the shoe. we can felt more  Achilles’s wrap after playing longer. The design inside and outside has successfully filled the gap on the ankle. The support of the ankle is quite good. It is more effective than the AIR JORDAN XX9. The most surprising thing is that the insole of the inner cage is designed with anti-slip rubber, which completely locks the feet , reducing the sliding condition when playing.

AIR JORDAN XXX’s inner and outer design of the shoe is quite great. Compared with the 4 th model of AIR JORDAN ,the shoe tube is extremely flexible and has sufficient protection. The support is extraordinary; However, it is worthwhile. Note that the design is based on the sticking, but more comfortable inside


For supporting :

The FLIGHTSPEED on AIR JORDAN XXX is a little different from the FLIGHTPLATE system in AIR JORDAN XX9, which is the TPU on the outside (the red grid position above). On the AIR JORDAN XX9, a hard TPU shell is found around the midsole, which makes the heel hard and lacks explosive force. The rebound feels like being sealed. The AIR JORDAN XXX midsole only has the forefoot. The TPU shell is used on both sides, and the TPU shell is not equipped with the TPU shell to lock the PHYLON. It is more comfortable to wear than the AIR JORDAN XX9. The slight design changes the comfort of the midsole and becomes the biggest difference between the two.




For the traction :


Compared with AIR JORDAN XX8 / XX9 / XXX, the ZOOM AIR section of AIR JORDAN XX8 is still the most prominent one. The components used are also the most complicated ones. The rebound response is quite remarkable. This kind of strong rebound The PHYLON bracket from the midsole is matched with ZOOM AIR, which utilizes the elasticity of PHYLON to release more feedback energy from ZOOM AIR. The design is forward-looking for this kind of traction.But this combination also produces strength dispersion and durability of ZOOM AIR.




AIR JORDAN XXX’s midsole followed  the concept of the previous model  XX9 and improves the midsole design. It only adds the TPU shell to the PHYLON midsole and the outer layer of the forefoot, which makes the feedback energy of ZOOM AIR more concentrated, improving the power dispersion and heel bias. The midsole uses the Tendril Bridge to play a touring role, making the forefoot and heel movements more consistent and stable, providing excellent response and motivation for the footsteps.



Whether it is the FLIGHTPLATE or FLIGHTSPEED system, the concept of releasing the explosive power of ZOOM AIR is taken as a concept; The PHYLON and ZOOM AIR becomes the key to supporting and feedback. The midsole performance of AIR JORDAN XXX is roughly the same as that of XX9. Because the design is the same as 80% to 90%, the focus is on the TPU case, which is followed by the midsole. The Air Jordan 30  more comfortable than the XX9, while maintaining excellent cushioning.

Overall , After the release of AIR JORDAN XXX, it is generally considered to be a continuation of AIR JORDAN XX9. If it says that the advanced version of XX9 is better than the ultimate version; the reinforcement of the shoe makes the foot more secure, and the material are more strong and comfortable. The PHYLON of the midsole is more coordinated with the TPU casing, thanks to the traditionally detailed design. But the Air Jordan 29 still as the classic one .